Lead Technical Studies Grants


To fund technical studies to improve methods for detecting and controlling lead-based paint hazards in housing. The purpose of the Lead Technical Studies program is to improve our knowledge of lead-based paint related health hazards, and to improve or develop new hazard assessment and control methods.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2023 The program has provided answers to complex questions on which policy decisions have been made, for example, revising the OLHCHH’s lead hazard reduction grant protocols to include cleaning and clearing of porches, when existing, and , the OLHCHH’s post-project room cleanup and clearance sampling protocols recommendations to emphasize perimeter sampling.
Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Public Law 102-550
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Academic, not-for-profit and for-profit institutions located in the U.S. (for-profit firms are not allowed to profit from the project), state and local governments, and federally recognized Native American tribes are eligible under all existing authorizations. Applications for supplementation of existing projects are eligible to compete with applications for new awards. Federal agencies and federal employees are not eligible to submit applications. The General Section of the NOFO provides additional eligibility requirements.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Homeowners, rental property owners, rental and public housing residents.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, local and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and specific requirements of 24 CFR Part 85. Costs will be determined for nonprofit and educational institutions in accordance with OMB Circulars No. A-122 and No. A-21, respectively, and in accordance with the requirements of 24 CFR Part 84.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The competitive Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the fiscal year 2022 Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies grant program provides information about the application procedure. Copies of the NOFA and required forms can be obtained from www.grants.gov. Other relevant information can be found at HUD's website, www.hud.gov, or the Office's website, http://www.hud.gov/lead.
Award Procedure
HUD's review and awarding procedures are explained in the NOFO.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
For Fiscal Year 2022 HUD will use the technical selection criteria listed in the NOFO.
How may assistance be used?
For Fiscal Year 2022, potential applicants should consult the program NOFO and the General Section of the NOFO for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates. The applications for this NOFO can be found at www.grants.gov and at http://www.hud.gov/lead. The application is completely electronic. You must have a DUNS Number.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Records: As required by OMB Circular A-102, "Grants and Cooperative Agreements With State and Local Governments" or OMB Circular A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations."
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Lead Technical Studies grants are awarded for up to 36 months after the date of award. HUD reserves the right to approve no cost time extensions for a period not to exceed 12 months. Payment is on a cost-reimbursable basis. Cost reimbursement
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Eugene Pinzer,
451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 8236
Washington, DC 20410-3000 US
Phone: (202) 402-7685.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$699,981.00; FY 23 est $2,000,000.00; FY 24 est $1,500,000.00; - Based on the programs application review panel report, the recommendation of which were agreed to by the selection official, and obligation made, and grant awarded.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In Fiscal Year 2022, 1 cooperative agreement, for approximately $700,000, was awarded. The total amounts estimated to be awarded in Fiscal Year 2023 is approximately $2 million, and $1.5 million in Fiscal Year 2024. Approximately 4 to 8 cooperative agreements are estimated to be awarded in Fiscal Year 2023, and approximately 3 to 6, in Fiscal Year 2024, ranging from approximately $300,000 to a maximum of $800,000 in each year.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Notice of Funding Opportunity and Application files are self-contained; all necessary information is provided at www.grants.gov ; no other regulations pertain.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2023 Porch Dust Lead Levels: Baseline GM porch oor dust-lead levels were higher than interior oor dust-lead levels. Porch oor replacement or paint stabilization decreased porch dust-lead levels by half. When no porch oor work was conducted but lead hazard control was conducted elsewhere in the home, immediate post-work porch dust-lead levels doubled. Lead hazard control project clearance: Differences in the difficulty of cleaning certain floor areas, namely, perimeters of rooms (vs. near their centers) were identified.


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